Magisterial district judges recertified as members of PUJS
Magisterial District Judge Casimir T. Kosciolek and Magisterial District Judge Stephen J. Bayer were again certified for service as a member of the Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board (MJEB) and the Administrative Officer of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), the education facility for Magisterial District Judges held in Harrisburg.
The week long instructional program is designed to ensure that Magisterial District Judges remain current in a variety of legal topics and management techniques required to fairly adjudicate cases and effectively supervise a district court office. Included in this year's curriculum are updates in Civil Law, including Bankruptcy Law and Landlord/Tenant Law, Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Code; courses pertaining to Understanding and Valuing Diversity, Tobacco Sales to Minors, Clean Indoor Air Act, MDJS Rewrite Update, State and Procedure Audits and Reports, Protection From Abuse Update, and Overview of the Supreme Court Criminal and Minor Courts Rules Committee, Non-Discrimination Policy, Rule 509, Updates on Evidence, Arrest and Administrative Warrants and Risk Management for Depression and Stress